It’s not you. It’s the renovations.
So to make it up to you, Thomas Keller decided to make you this.
It’s Ad Lib, a casual American pop-up run by the French Laundry team inside Silverado’s Royal Oak Room—they’re now taking reservations for dinner starting next Wednesday. (See the slideshow here.)
So the chefs, the equipment and a lot of the ingredients are here from the three-Michelin-starred restaurant, but a temporary French Laundry this is not. No fixed menus. No wine pairings. Just a simple dinner where you... order things... in a country-club-ish setting. Think: white tablecloths, golf course views and probably a few checkered polo shirts.
Maybe you’ll end up here after a round of golf or a wine-tasting trip up in Napa. Grab one of the tables overlooking the course and admire the view of the wine list. Then, prepare to make some more important decisions:
Tableside steak tartare vs. broiled Alaskan king crab legs.
Braised-beef-short-rib “Wellington” vs. Black Angus chop steak.
Seven-layer coconut cake vs. more seven-layer coconut cake...